Karnataka BJP MLAs to head back from Gurugram while Congress leaders camp at resort
The CLP meeting took place to discuss the matters concerning the disgruntled members. 75 MLAs were present at the conference.
Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators will return to the state on Saturday from a private resort in Gurugram, where they remained for the last few days, a party leader said.
Speaking to the reporters in Bengaluru, BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa said, "All our MLAs have been directed to return to the state. The party was not trying to destabilise the coalition government as alleged by the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)."
"We are not trying to 'destabilise' the government. We will work as a strong opposition," he added.
Meanwhile, Congress legislators headed to a private resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru after a party meeting on Friday, in an attempt to "safeguard" their MLAs.
"The BJP is indulging openly in horse trading. We need to have all our MLAs in our place keeping in mind the upcoming Lok Sabha elections (in April-May)," state Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao told the media earlier.
Though several Congress ministers expressed their confidence in the government to be stable, their movement seems otherwise. The CLP meeting took place to discuss the matters concerning the disgruntled members. 75 MLAs were present at the conference. One of the unattended MLAs Umesh Jadhav, wrote to former chief minister Siddaramaiah alleging that he would not be able to attend the party meet due to ill-health.